If you can comprehend why there are speed limits and seatbelt laws, and a ban on drinking and driving; why freedom of all speech (even speech we don’t like), fair elections, and in a more ordinary context, good manners, are all important in society, then you might have learned this in school.
While I agree that life after school, and even outside of school, can be occasionally dissimilar from what occurs inside the safe and coddled walls of academia, I would argue that most of the skills acquired there are transferable.
I recently had a parent remind me that “the world has changed” and education must do so too. That conversation led to a discussion about various styles of pedagogy, curricula, and learning environments…
After years in education, I have found it commonplace for middle schoolers to struggle with motivation in school. There can be numerous reasons for this; however, I will discuss some of the more common ones here.